The Renegade Writer

It’s Just as Easy to Fall in Love with a Rich Mag as a Poor Mag

I've been noticing something weird from aspiring writers lately. And it's not the fact that we're always starting forum threads about their favorite type of pen, though that does weird me out a bit. I mean, who's doing writing assignments and blog posts with a pen? It also seems like a stalling tactic...hey, let's have a ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Nov 11, 2014 Advice, Money, Rants

If Marketing Offends You (Wherein I get on my soapbox)

So recently I got a complaint from someone that said -- and I'm paraphrasing: I love your Monday Motivations for Writers and free goodies, but every time you start marketing something, I need to unsubscribe from your list and re-subscribe again when the campaign is over. Every so often I hear from someone who is shocked and ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Oct 13, 2014 Marketing, Money, Rants

6 Smart Ways to Find Out if a Magazine Pays for Freelance Articles

By Carol Tice You've got a great story idea, and think you've found the perfect magazine to send it to. There's only one problem: you have no idea if that magazine ever uses freelance writers -- or if they do, if there's any pay involved. You could spend days developing this query -- pre-interviewing sources and crafting ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Jun 22, 2014 Advice, Money

Want to Freelance So You Don’t Have to Pay for Childcare? Why This Can Be a Bad Idea — and 3 Things to Do Instead

By Linda Formichelli You decide to become a freelance writer so you can stay at home with your little one -- and you envision yourself tapping at your keyboard and sipping java while your precious angel plays quietly with a set of blocks at your feet. Then, when you attempt this, you’re slammed back to reality: Your ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Dec 3, 2013 Money, productivity

Why You Should Write for Free–and Like It

By Linda Formichelli For years I’ve been preaching to new writers: Know what you’re worth! Demand to be paid fairly! Don’t write for free! And now here I am, telling you it’s good to write for free. Am I crazy? No. I changed because the industry has changed. When I was starting out in 1997, there were no content ...… Click here to keep reading...

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Oct 15, 2013 Advice, Marketing, Money

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